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“Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.” Anthony Bourdain

Vol. 2, No. 3 H July / August 2018


INSIDE: There’s not one but two new “joints” to check out in this issue. One offers Alabama white sauce and at the other you can order an El Cubbarito. Check out The Joints column to learn more


Find out who’s donating ad space to Communities in School and Angel’s House as part of our Give BIG campaign. Marinated Grilled Flank Steak especially for fajitas? Recipe inside in The Food Zone. Thank us later. Mr Personality loves the newly opened Hug Box. Go visit Vicki and let her create your very own “hug” for someone.

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HITS: The Bard will have one of his more famous plays on stage at Greenville St. Park on July 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. It’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which we hear was one of Shakespeare’s favorites. If you like listening to music at Chastain Park, there’s quite an eclectic collection being offered - Indigo Girls, Boy George, B-52’s, Counting Crows, Wang Chung and Stone Temple Pilots. Check out the Location Calendar for more. Speaking of music, the next NewnaNights is Thursday Aug. 9 downtown from 6-8 p.m.

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The Healthy


Not everyone is going to like you I grew up believing everyone would want to be my friend. Which basically meant I assumed everyone would like me. Why wouldn’t they? I am a nice person, fun, loyal and I have many other good qualities. And for most of my life I have made lots of friends and been able to build great friendships. But the reality is not everyone wants to be our friend. Years ago, when the eldest SON was in preschool, it became obvious that one of his classmate’s mom just didn’t like me. I tried everything to befriend her but to no avail. It was so bad that several times I would walk up to a group of moms chatting and this mom would leave the group. It really began to bother me and honestly it really hurt my feelings. It started to eat at me as to why she disliked me so much. I begin to wonder if there was something wrong with me. Well, after another awkward encounter with the mom after preschool, I was feeling down and made some comment under my breath about the situation. Well, the eldest SON happened to overhear me. Ugh. But he just said, “just get a new friend, Mom. That is what you always tell me to do if someone doesn’t like me. Just move on.” Well, out of the mouth of babes. My reply to him was simple, “You are so right, that is what I tell you to do and that is what I need to do too.” Isn’t it awesome when our children speak truth and wisdom back into our lives? Needless to say, I thanked him for the advice and I did just that - I moved on. We were not meant to be friends and so we would not be.

I know not everyone is going to like me and that is a hard lesson to learn at any age. But I know that I am kind, encouraging and friendly. I tell funny stories and I am dependable and loyal and if someone tells me something in confidence, I am like a vault. I also have a strong personality and John Winters has been known to say I can be a bit overwhelming at times (of course, he says that in love). But he is right. As one of my friend’s 10-year-old sons once said, “Miss Corby is very opinionated isn’t she, mom?” I know I am not perfect, but I know that’s okay too. We need friends and we need people in our lives that really enjoy and love us for just the way we are. We need healthy, strong and close relationships so we can then model those to our children and help them build friendships too. These true friends are there when we need them. They answer our calls in the middle of the night, listen to our sad stories, bring dinner when we are sick, pick up our kids from school and pray for you and stand by your side as you are mourning by a gravesite of a loved one. So may I suggest that you don’t waste one more moment wondering why someone doesn’t like you and give thanks for all those who do.

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There is some quadratic-like formula that illustrates that as your children get older, you somehow get, well, dumber. They know everything. Just ask them. Seriously.

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I love the teenage years. Really. I digress. The reality is I wanted a new, and yes I will admit, bigger television. And I wanted one that had everything included and I could do it all with one remote. I mean access my stereo, Netflix, HBO, television, and so forth without going through a lot of hoops. Honestly, I was just tired, and frankly couldn’t remember which input I had to hit for the music to play and was it HDMI 2 or HDMI 3 for movies and did the optical cable go in the input or output … you know what I mean. So Eldest said I needed a “smart TV.” That raised an immediate eyebrow. Sort of like when someone says “You can trust me,” or “I will take your secret to the grave” or “I’m not racist, I have (fill in your ethnic selection here) friends.” I digress. So we head off to the Big Box Store Of Electronics and after debate on the proper number of pixels per square inch we finally get it narrowed down. I ask Eldest about setup and he gives me the hand wave off and goes, “Simple. No problem.” This again leads me to raise an eyebrow because I have experienced a “Simple. No problem” electronic set up with him before, which led to the Little Black Dress coming in and telling us to both go into timeouts. Let’s just double check with an “associate” or “customer service advisor” or “experience satisfier.”





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“Can I push one button and get to Netflix?” I ask. “Yes sir.” “Spotify? YouTube? Hulu? Saved movies? Playlists? Bluetooth to tie with my “smartphone.” “Uh, yes sir,” he said and looks at me like I might know something. So I look over at Eldest and give him the “see, someone thinks I’m not a complete moron look” and he just shakes his head and walks off. So we get this “smart TV” home and Eldest spends about 30 seconds getting it programmed. And he’s going so fast I don’t have a clue what is going on. “So just remember this is the home button and you start here and then scroll down if you want 4K or just regular HDTV is here and Netflix is a hardwired button and …”

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I’m already lost. “Okay, let’s start at the beginning. How do I change channels with the remote when I’m watching television?” “You can’t.” “Wait what? Volume?” “You can’t. That’s not what this remote does.” “Why do I have a remote, and the only remote I might add, that comes with this television and it can’t change channels or the volume? What does it do?” “You can switch over to Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, YouTube, HBO Now, Showtime …” he keeps on talking as I just shake my head and walk out. So I have this “smart TV” remote that can do anything, except switch television channels. Sort of like my “smartphone” that can do anything except something simple, like be able to talk to someone without having to constantly say, “can you hear me now?” “Smart” isn’t always better. Until next time …


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Caregiver of the Month: Joanna Parks


ome Helpers of GA & AL continues to recognize and celebrate the relationship between caregivers and the families they serve in 2018. As people age, there are times when a little help, a little companionship, a little reassurance helps. Being independent does not mean doing everything by yourself. Being independent means being in control of your lifestyle, your schedule and the way in which your needs are met. Home Helpers of GA & AL will pay tribute throughout 2018 to its Exceptional Caregivers – who bring life, enjoyment, and independence, to their clients daily.

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Thoughts on Caregiving ... JOANNA PARKS – “I love meeting different

clients and the feeling of helping them any way I possibly can. Just knowing that you can make a difference in them by being there for them at the time of need means a lot.”

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7.12 H 8.9 from Special Reports The monthly summer event series, sponsored by Main Street Newnan, continues at Greenville Street Park on July 12 and August 9 from 6-8 p.m. Also part of NewnaNights will be various festivities, food trucks and vendor booths/ sponsor booths. Some downtown businesses will stay open late and feature specials and promotions for shoppers and guests. The Four T’s … a 4-piece band including a singer/ guitarist, bass guitar, harmonica, and drums will perform July 12. They play an eclectic mix of Classic Rock, Americana, and Blues. Kris Youmans Band … an Americana, Roots, Country & Western Swing Band from Newnan will perform August 9. Kris & her mighty fine band features Barefoot Slim on Steel Guitar, David Puett on Guitar, Patrick Thompson on Bass and Jerry Lee on Percussion. They were also the 2016 Georgia

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Country Awards Winner in the traditional category. Summer NewnaNights is brought to you by Coweta CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children. They are a national network of nearly 1,000 community based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for

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In being prepared to weather the storm. Hurricane season is now underway in the U.S. and, despite our distance from the coast, we in north Georgia are often affected by storms that come from the southeast and the Gulf of Mexico. This year, weather experts believe the country can expect an above average storm season. Regardless of whether these predictions come true, it’s always a good idea to take a proactive course of action ahead of issued hurricane warnings. Here are a few tips to get prepared: 1. Think about purchasing a generator. In the event of loss of electricity, a generator can keep critical appliances running. Lights stay on, devices stay charged and weather updates are available on television, radio or online. It can also provide power if someone in the home is dependent on electricity for life-sustaining medical equipment. 2. An emergency hurricane kit for the family and any pets should be easily accessible within the home. In addition to food and bottled water, the kit should include a flashlight, first aid kit, battery-powered radio, a whistle to signal for help, and an assortment of hand tools. 3. Outages and the need for fuel go hand-in-hand. During a power outage, you still might need to be out and about or possibly relocate to a different location, so ensuring that your car is fueled is important. In a worst-case scenario, your car can serve as a source of light, heat and electricity. A portable generator is far better suited to provide backup power, though, so make sure it has clean fuel, as well. Store fuel in approved containers. (A more detailed list of power outage safety tips can be found at The safety of our residents and staff is of utmost importance at Wesley Woods of Newnan. We have a plan for every type of emergency situation; come see how we’re prepared to weather any type of storm! Call 770-683-6859, visit, and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved.

make about any drink provided it doesn’t require a Buddha bowl. Pull out some quarters and play on one of two tables. And the music selection and sound system aren’t too bad either. It also just happens to serve some of the best homestyle food we’ve experienced. And it’s eclectic. Besides the above, the variety runs from chicken wings and chips and queso to chicken livers, fresh pork skins and fried cauliflower. Pulled pork tacos or a chicken cordon bleu wrap. You will not leave hungry. You will leave happy and don’t be surprised if you say, “that was the best (fill in the blank) I’ve ever had.” 485 Highway 16 W, Newnan • 770-755-6909 Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. • Sunday, noon to 2 a.m.

The Rednexican Stop me if you’ve heard this joke before - So a Mexican taco walks into a bar and sits down next to a Southern brisket. Okay, forget the joke, just name that joint. If you said Rednexican, go ask Chad for a free taco. The word “eclectic” comes to mind when describing this downtown Newnan restaurant where South of the Border meets Southern BBQ. You can sit at a table or at the bar and watch them cook, which is an extra 10 points in my book. For the uninitiated, the menu is on a big chalkboard right when you walk in. Might be a little confusing at first, so pay attention. Here’s how it works: No. 1. Pick a dish like the Slow Rider or the Uncle Rito in the first column. No. 2 pick your meat - chicken, ground beef, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage or black bean burger from the top of the second column. No. 3 your side, queso, guacamole, black bean-n-corn salsa, or pico de gallo from the bottom of the second column. Or go for one of their specialities: Pineapple Willie, Ramrod Cod, El Bubbarito, MauiWowie, or the P.I.M.P.P. Those are on the third column. Let’s put it this way, if you love Mexican food and BBQ and want it all at once, you will have a hard time beating this place. 2 E. Court Square, Newnan •770-683-9545 Mon: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues-Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen I took two of the SONS of Thunder to check out a new restaurant the other day. We each ordered something different and shared to get that “complete overall official taste test.” Let’s just say when the SONS actually agree on anything, pay attention. Pulled pork? “Awesome.” Brisket? “Best I’ve had.” Smoked turkey? “Incredible.” Brunswick stew? “Thumbs up.” They demanded we take home a rack of ribs as well. The only other time I hear that much praise is when they are talking about the latest video game they just got. Personally, I think their secret weapon is their spicy, and I mean spicy, Alabama white sauce. Welcome to Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen, which has taken over the building in front of the University of West Georgia Newnan campus right on Jefferson Street. For more than 20 years, Steve Duncan and his team ran some of the best barbeque in Heard County. However, a fire wiped out the restaurant and Dunc, as he’s known to friends, decided to move to Newnan. Our gain, Heard’s loss.

Christy’s Cafe Christy’s is fast becoming the go-to place for breakfast or lunch. Christy recently relocated to a big old house on Jackson Street complete with an outdoor porch for additional seating. A favorite of locals, the food is great and prices are fair. Breakfast (until 10:30 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday) ranges from egg breakfast plates, omelets, pancakes and French toast, skillets and egg sandwiches - and you can add all sorts of toppings to any of the above. Lunch provides an even greater range, from various Phillystyle sandwiches, to gyros, cheesesteaks, hamburgers, melts and various sandwiches. No one ever leaves hungry, but everyone does leave happy. 27 Jackson St., Newnan * 770-683-7512 Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mother’s Kitchen Let’s face it, any place named “Mother’s Kitchen” better live up to the name, and Newnan’s own does that and more. It is the perfect Southern cooking joint in about as relaxed an atmosphere as you can find. In other words, you are not there for the decor, but you will be greeted warmly and might even get a God bless or two. For nearly 17 years, everyone from big name politicians to bankers and construction workers have visited Mother’s for her fried or baked chicken, ham and a variety of Southern veggies. And don’t bring your gold, platinum or titanium credit card either, it’s cash or check only. If you’ve never been, just park near where you think it is and ask someone. The entrance to Mother’s is actually down an alley. 33 ½ East Broad, Newnan • 770-683-3033 Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito. You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices.

And while you are waiting for your food, just wave Dunc over, he’ll be happy to sit down and talk about whatever is on his - or your - mind.

And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico.

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__________________________________ The Half Shell For those wanting to try a different kind of combo meal, you might want to visit L.A. Now since we focus on local joints, we’re not talking about Los Angeles, but rather Lower Alabama, and Wiregrass in particular. Welcome to The Half Shell, where Apalachicola oysters and hot dogs rule. Like we said, a different take on “combo meal.” You can get your dawg any old way, from Chicago to New York to Tex Mex to build your own. The buns are steamed and split down the middle, just how we like em. You can pretty much put anything on your oysters as well, or just eat them raw.

Tomo If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac, Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan • 770-254-8588

You sit at a table or pony up to the bar and take a swivel stool. Also try out their crawfish and barbeque, which ranks right up there with some other joints. They have everyday specials and free Texas Hold’em on Tuesday and Saturday nights.

Mon - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday noon - 10 p.m.

1690 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan (behind QuikTrip) • 770-502-9911 Mon: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Tues - Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Closed Sundays Fat Boys By the time we walked out after eating, the Youngest SON of Thunder turned toward me and said, “that was the best chicken fried steak I’ve ever had.” If you know Youngest, that’s a serious statement. For my part, I had just downed a hamburger steak complete with gravy, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms that, well I have to say, ranked up there with my own. And I put my hamburger steak up against anyone. Welcome to Fat Boys, the definition of a serious bar joint. It’s also the definition of not judging a place by how it looks on the outside. Inside, it’s where cigarette smoke fills the air and there’s an ashtray on every table. The beer is cold and they can probably

CC’s Wings One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area. They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk. Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you fingers start to blister as well. But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia. They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number

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Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar. There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2683 Mon - Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jamaican Delight Caribbean Cuisine. Don’t plan on bringing the family here. There are only two tables with two chairs each, plus two bar stools. That’s it. Here, they focus on catering and takeout. In fact, they don’t even have the full menu available for dining in. Pro tip: You need to call ahead to and let them know what you want so they can cook it up. The food is just like the name implies, Jamaican specialities like oxtail and goat, and beef and chicken patties. Their curry and jerked chicken is out of this world. You need to order ahead to get the seafood. This is a great place that is just something completely different and one you probably didn’t know existed. And yep, it’s attached to a gas station. They don’t have a website, although you can find somewhat of a menu if you search hard enough. Do what we did when in the area, drop in and snap a photo of the menu. 2235 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan • 770-683-8646 Mon-Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 8 p.m. Bee’z Eat’s Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page. You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page. Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want, everything on their menu is worth coming back for. Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front. You just have to go.

32 Jefferson Street, Downtown Newnan 770.253.7061 Monday ~ Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Coweta County Schools announce 2018-19 year to commence Friday, Aug. 3 From Coweta County Schools Press Release Coweta County Schools will begin the 2018-19 school year on Friday, Aug. 3. Parents and students will be able to visit schools and meet teachers on Thursday, Aug. 2, before the start of the new school year. School Orientation will be held at separate times for Coweta’s middle, elementary and high schools on Thursday, Aug. 2:

395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd., Newnan • 678-673-6847 Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m. The Mexican Store Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price. 272 Greenville St., Newnan • 470-414-7179 Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. JR’s BBQ If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights. You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be. 191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., • Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. •CASH ONLY Coweta Country Junction

Middle Schools: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (all middle schools) Elementary Schools: 12 to 2 p.m. (all elementary schools). High Schools: 2 to 4 p.m. (all high schools) Orientation provides parents and students an opportunity to find their classrooms and meet their teachers before the start of school. Teachers will not be available for formal conferences during Orientation. While many schools will hold additional back-to-school functions (check school websites for more information at, all schools will hold student orientation at these times on Thursday. Representatives from the school system’s transportation department will be available at all schools during the Aug. 2 Orientation, and on the

There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count. But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings. You would be wrong. Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings. You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you. 1502 US-29, Newnan • 770-253-5999 Monday - Sunday

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Visit the Coweta County Schools website for School Bus Route information for the upcoming 2018-19 year. The first day of school is set for Friday, Aug. 3.

first day of school on Aug. 3, to provide information about bus schedules. School bus routes for the new school year will also be posted on the school system’s website before the start of school. Parents who wish to enroll their elementary-age children in  the school system’s tuition-based After School Program will also be able to do so on Aug. 2 and 3 at their child’s schools.  Representatives will be available between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each elementary school. Parents who need to register their children for school can do throughout the summer (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday) at the school system’s Central Registration Center, located at 167 Werz Industrial Drive in Newnan (770-254-5551).


Aug. 3 First Day of School Sept. 3 Labor Day Holiday Oct. 5 Teacher Work Day Oct. 8 Student Holiday Nov. 19-23 Thanksgiving Break Dec. 19 1st Semester Ends Dec 20-Jan. 3 Christmas/Winter Break Jan. 4 2nd Semester Begins Jan. 21 MLK Jr. Holiday Feb. 18-22 Mid-Winter Break March 15 Teacher Work Day April 1-5 Spring Break May 24 Last Day of School

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MUSIC … Local & Live

Summer is gettin’ hotter, summer storms are popping up and music is in the air here in Coweta County. Look for the rescheduling of a few acts from Sounds of Summer at Ashley Park due to weather and listen for some of your favorite local musical artists and bands to take the stage, providing multigenre, acoustic, full band, singer/songwriter or cover tunes to dance to in a venue or a park near you. Support Local and Live music … see you at a show soon!

… By Kris Youmans

HALF SHELL OYSTER BAR & HOT DOG SHOP 1690 Highway 34 E., Newnan, GA H 770.502.9911 H July 10th, 6 p.m. … Whiskey Magnolia H July 17th, 6 p.m. … Ron & Jon H July 19th, 6 p.m. … Blaire H July 24th, 6 p.m. … Charlie Hudgins H July 26th, 6 p.m. … Josh Purgason H July 31st, 6 p.m. … Lerogie


19 W. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 H H July 14th, 5 to 7 p.m. … Musicology Rock Band camp

VINYLYTE RECORDS/BROWN’S GUITAR MILL 28 S. Court Square, Newnan, GA H 770.282.0237

NEWNAN UNPLUGGED H July 21st, 7 p.m. Focus on the songwriter, featuring some of the best local & regional artists. • 48 Spring St., Newnan H July 14th, 9 p.m. … Josh Purgason H July 21st, 9:30 p.m. … Lerogie-Hendrix/Cream Tribute H July 27th, 9:30 p.m. … Four Ts

This month features Emma Bacon, Tyler Wallace, Adam Goodale, Emily Stilwell & Daniel Toole!

H July 28th, 9 p.m. … Southern Floyd Tribute Band


20 Jefferson Street, Newnan, GA H 770.683.6328

Daniel Toole

Emily Stilwell

H July 12th, 8 p.m. … James Arthur H July 13th, 8 p.m. … The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn H July 14th, 9 p.m. … Joe Jack Band * based in Rockabilly & 50’s rock H July 19th, 7 p.m. … Daniel Toole *singer/songwriter plays from the heart H July 20th, 9 p.m. … Battlefield Collective H July 21st, 9 p.m. … 1st & First Emma Bacon

H July 26th, 7 p.m. … Janine H August 18th … Wild Eyed Dream

REDNEXICAN 2 E Court Square, Newnan, GA H 770.683.9545 H July 18th, 5-9 p.m. … Sarah Brummett H July 20th, 6 p.m. … Matt Moskal H July 21st, 6 p.m. … Larry Mills H July 27th, 6 p.m. … Lerogie H July 28th, 6 p.m. … Ellis Lowerey H August 4th, 6 p.m. … James Sennett

Adam Goodale

Tyler Wallace

FATBOYS BAR & GRILL 485 Highway 16 W, Newnan, GA H 770.755.6909 Open Mic every Tuesday

“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t.” — Tom Waits

Summer NewnanNights! Greenville Street Park 6-8 p.m. Family friendly music, food trucks & various activities H July 12th … The FOUR Ts H August 9th … Kris Youmans Band

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H July 11th 8-11 P.M. Fireball Micro Music Fest Open Mic Atlanta, featuring some of the best emerging artists on the Southside H July 13th … Melissa Crispo ( SSA Songwriter of the year in 2017) & KISER (Local favorite alternative rock band offering an energetic live show) H July 28th … Charles Lee Gilbert w/ Chris Boise


2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City, GA H 770.486.2696 H July 7th, 9 p.m. … Sippin on Southern H July 13th, 9 p.m. … Hunter Callahan H July 14th, 9 p.m. … One Hit Wonderland H July 20th, 9 p.m. … Wild Eyed Dream H July 21st, 9 p.m. … Six Lug Rally H July 27th, 9 :30 p.m. … Back N Black (ACDC Tribute Band) H July 28th, 9 p.m. … Eley Road


335 Summergrove Pkwy, Newnan, GA H 770.251.1800



H July 13th … Wild Eyed Dream H July 20th … STIL H July 21st … Meansville H July 27th … Off Ramp H August 10th … Full Circle H August 17th … Off Ramp H August 18th … Wild Eyed Dream H August 24th … Wild Eyed Dream H August 31st … Table 18

PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE 1st Saturday of every month 10 a.m. on the courthouse steps Whether you play an instrument or just want to gather ‘round you’ll enjoy a 10 year tradition of pickin on the square! Everyone Welcome

Kris Youmans is originally from Savannah, GA where she was part of the River Street music scene early on and is greatly influenced by music of the southern culture. Kris’ interests are focused on local music, organizing music fundraisers, her three grown children, life on Pierce Chapel & Hank the Dog who also has an ear for music!)

Contact Kris with questions, comments, suggestions or just to say you like her column

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Each month we cover some of the hot topics from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or even tapping into your creative side. (Corby is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a fashionista She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONS of Thunder.)

Coloring books for adults are found to be therapeutic

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I never dreamed that one day coloring books for adults would be so popular - let alone even exist. We often hear that everyone loves art as children, but as we age we lose our creativity. I believe that is so true and yet so sad.

Counselors have seen the benefits of Art Therapy for years. Life is so hectic and drawing is a great way to relax the mind and soul. One of my friends colors to stay focused when she is at meetings or at church. And speaking of church, at our local Barnes & Noble I found a coloring bible. It was so cool. My bibles are all marked up and I adore them, but this takes bibles to a whole new level. What a great way to relax and learn scripture at the same time!

Tassels are everywhere

Everyone gets the idea of renting a car because you had to fly to another city for work. Or, if the car was in the shop for a long time, you might need one so you don’t go stir crazy. But recently I’ve noticed that many are renting cars to use for vacation travel - starting at their front door. There are many reasons to do so: save wear and tear on your own vehicle; you need something bigger; or you want something really fun to drive. Mel Kendricks, director of marketing with ValueMax in Newnan, said among the options are SUVs of all sizes, as well as trucks, including the Titan. Whether a quick weekend getaway or a beach vacation, you can also find a snappy sports car to play in. ValueMax has cars available for daily and weekly rentals and another perk is they do not charge for mileage.

Leather and cowhide skin are summer attire and accessories I am sure that almost all of you would think that leather jackets and pants are only for the fall and winter. But that is no longer the case. Even down here in the South, leather is fine anytime of year. And that’s not just suede pants or leather jackets.


Tassels are no longer just for home decor or your graduation hood. You can always find them on furniture, light fixtures, and candlesticks, but now they are popping up everywhere. Now you see them as part of necklaces, and even earrings and keychains. They can be fun and even a little sexy. But not all tassels are created equal. Be sure the ones you use go with your face and hair color and length. It’s all about proportions.

Cowhide purses and totes and cowhide jackets are as popular as ever. Check out the purses and clutches at Circa Antiques in Tyrone and by Carol Hamlin at Gillyweeds in downtown Newnan.

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A timeless trend is walking and riding bikes on our old country roads. But I am always concerned about people on these back roads. Trash cans and mail boxes are often in jeopardy of being hit, but they are nothing compared to a human life. I cannot even begin to tell you how many people I see wearing dark clothes at night. You may not want to wear bright colors, but safety comes first. Dragonfly Running sells lights for shoes as well as reflective wear that help for that night time ride, run or walk. Remember, safety first.

Three local physicians make Atlanta Magazine ‘Top Doctors’ list From Special Reports Atlanta Magazine recently named 140 physicians who practice at Piedmont Healthcare to its annual list of Top Doctors. Dr. Vasileios J. Assikis, Dr. Phillip H. Beegle, Jr. and Dr. Richard H. Jadick are among those named who practice locally. “At Piedmont Healthcare, it is our vision to transform healthcare and to create a destination known for being home to the best clinicians who always puts patients first,” said Leigh Hamby, M.D., chief medical officer of Piedmont Healthcare. “These doctors are fulfilling that vision and we’re proud to call them members of the Piedmont family.”

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surgeries. Dr. Jadick is with Piedmont Physicians Urology. Dr. Assikis is with the Piedmont Cancer Institute and Dr.

Beegle is with Atlanta Plastic Surgery. According to Atlanta Magazine, careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience occurs before final selection of this list. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a company specializing in healthcare research, information and publishing, reviews medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments and more. To learn more or to see the complete list, visit

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JULY 11-AUGUST 26 … THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS Peter Pan at Serenbe Playhouse A world premiere adventure continues Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. The Mado Hideaway at Serenbe & JULY 11-AUGUST 12 … WEDNESDAYS-SUNDAYS Titanic The Musical at Serenbe Playhouse An ensemble cast of 40 Playhouse favorites and Atlanta all-stars will board a three-story structure representing the largest and fastest ship of its time: Titanic, constructed in the middle of a lake which will be submerged nightly. Wednesdays-Sundays 8 p.m. 9110 Selborne Lane, Suite 210, Palmetto, GA


JULY 12 & AUGUST 9 … 2nd THURSDAYS Summer NewnaNights Greenville Street Park • 6 to 8 p.m. The Four T’s – a 4-piece band including a singer/ guitarist, bass guitar, harmonica, and drums. They play an eclectic mix of Classic Rock, Americana, and Blues Also part of NewnaNights will be various festivities, food trucks and vendor booths/ sponsor booths.


JULY 12-15 & 19-22 … THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS Flowers for Algernon at STG Southside Theatre Guild presents the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (770) 969-0956 or 20 W Campbellton St., Fairburn, GA 30213


July 14 & 21 … SATURDAYS NTC’s Summer Movie Madness Summer Saturdays at 8 p.m. continues with … Frankenstein and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein … July 14. Concludes July 21 … with an ‘80’s night theme with food, fun and Back to the Future … dress in your best 80s. Movies start at 8 p.m. 24 1st Ave, Newnan, GA 30263


JULY 14, 21 & 28 … SATURDAYS Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at the Bend Come out Saturdays in July, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Owl Pellet Program at the Bend Come out Saturday, July 14, 12 to 1 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park and learn about owls and dissect your own owl pellet to investigate your findings. $5 plus $5 parking. 770254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263


JULY 14, AUGUST 11 & … SATURDAYS PTC’s Night Market at Drake Field Enjoy live music, food, beverages, and art under the stars, 6-11 p.m. Weather permitting. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided. Note: Golf cart recommended. Also: Sept. 8* at Pinewood Forrest, Oct. 13, Nov. 10* from 5-10 p.m. 155 Willowbend Rd Drake Field, Peachtree City, GA 30269


JULY 17 & 18 … TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 70 Years After “Murder in Coweta County” Behind the Story/Behind the Movie The Coweta County Convention and Visitor Center presents the made for TV movie screening of Murder in Coweta County at the Carnegie w/ discussion by Dick Atkins/Producer & Winston Skinner July 17 at 6 p.m. 1904 Historic Coweta County Courthouse. 200 Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263


July 21 … SATURDAY Newnan UNPlugged James Tyler Wallace, Emma Bacon, Daniel Toole, and more to come! Check out Newnan Unplugged’s Facebook page. Look for more info on our Live Music page! Vinylyte Records/Brown’s Guitar Mill 28 South Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263


JULY 21 … SATURDAY NTC’s Summer Movie Madness Summer Saturdays concludes July 21 at 8 p.m. with an ‘80’s theme night with food, fun and Back to the Future … dress in your best 80s. 24 1st Ave, Newnan, GA 30263


JULY 21 & 28 … SATURDAYS Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at the Bend Come out Saturdays in July from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Archery at the Park at the Bend Come out Saturday, July 21, 1 to 4 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. We provide basic instruction and archery equipment. Archery field is located behind the Day Use comfort station. No experience necessary; beginners welcome. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263


JULY 23, 24, 25 & … MON., TUES., WED. Sheriff’s Office 2018 Citizens’ Firearms Class Citizen’s Firearms Fundamentals is a three part community program designed to provide basic instruction in the safe and effective use of firearms (primarily handguns). The program consists of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening sessions. Students must attend all three sessions. Contact Marsha Dailey, 678-423-6739, or by email, for information or to register. Course size is limited and pre-regis-

tration is required. Other dates: Aug. 20, 21, 22. Sept. 24, 25, 26. Oct. 1, 2, 3. 560 Greison Trail, Newnan, GA


JULY 26 … THURSDAY Yarn Burners Storytelling The Newnan-Coweta Yarn Burners Storytelling group reunites to plan events for the fall and to share a few stories. Join this group to hone your storytelling craft, hear stories, have fun and meet a few new friends Thurs., July 26, 5:30 p.m. at The Leaf n’ Bean in downtown Newnan. 22 W Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263


JULY 26-28 … THURSDAY-SATURDAY S.T.A.R. presents Mary Poppins East Coweta, Newnan, and Northgate High students are sure to wow the audience with their practically perfect musical performance of Mary Poppins - one of the most popular Disney movies of all time. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, Thurs.Sat., July 26-28 at 7 p.m. 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, GA


JULY 27 & 28 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Newnan Shakespeare in the Park A free professional production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show will last about an hour in the Greenville Street Park. A perfect way to spend the last few days of summer with family and friends while also supporting the arts in the community. 7:30 to 10 p.m. 14 1st St., Newnan, GA 30263


JULY 28 … SATURDAY Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt at the Bend Come out Saturday, July 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Bald Eagle Program at the Bend Come out Saturday, July 28, 1 to 2 p.m. to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Join our naturalist to learn about the bald eagles we have here at the park. This short hike will lead us to the eagle nest. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, GA 30263


JULY 28 … SATURDAY Senoia Fireworks Make-up date for the Senoia Fireworks is July 28 at 9 pm! Make plans now! 68 Main St, Senoia, GA 30276


AUGUST 1 & … 1st WEDNESDAYS 1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at 15 Perry Street. Come listen and support entrepreneurs, get motivation for your idea or just enjoy some great coffee from Kauai Coffee. More information at https://www.1millioncups. com/newnan,, and free tickets at https://1millioncups-newnan. 15 Perry Street, Newnan

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AUGUST 9 … 2nd THURSDAYS Summer NewnaNight Greenville Street Park • 6-8 p.m. Kris Youmans Band – an Americana, Roots, Country & Western Swing Band from Newnan. Kris & her mighty fine band features Barefoot Slim on Steel Guitar, David Puett on Guitar, Patrick Thompson on Bass and Jerry Lee on Percussion. They were also the 2016 Georgia Country Awards Winner in the traditional category.

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MLS #8166021 SPORTSMAN’S PARADISE CLOSE TO TOWN. Come see this 35.6+/- ac tract on Smokey Rd. Half heavily wooded & half open. 3 Ponds, 4 BR/3BA home plus 1BR/1BA guest house. Lots of Deer, Dove, Turkey & Ducks. Less than 3 miles from Downtown Newnan. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. $495,000 (Frank)

MLS #8352932 SPACIOUS BRICK RANCH in Lake Redwine! Foyer entrance. High ceilings, hdwd flrs & shutters. LR w/fplc. Sunrm w/skylights. Kit w/lg Corian island. Bkfst area. MBR w/hdwd flsr & lg walk-in closet w/ built-ins. MBA w/dbl vanity, jacuzzi tub, sep shower. Big secondary BRs w/ pvt BAs. $419,900 (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8403361 ATTENTION DEVELOPERS. 96.2+/WOODED ACRES on Grandma Branch Rd in downtown Grantville with utilities available & stocked pond. All preliminary plans for a 130 lot subdivision in file. Easy access to I-85, Newnan, and LaGrange. A real buy at only $3,900 per acre (FRANK)

MLS #8355792 BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA w/FENCED BACKYD in choice Northgate location. Fresh paint. Spacious LR w/high ceilings & fplc. Tiled RACT MBA kit w/deep & granite NTcounters. DER CO UNcabinets w/garden tub, sep shower & tiled flr. 2 BR’s u/s w/shared BA. Screen breezeway w/Bose sound system. Reduced to $209,900 (Jess)

MLS #8327258 DELIGHTFUL CUSTOM BRICK 4BR/4.5BA on pvt lake. Pvt dock. 4BRs includes downstairs mstr suite, Vaulted GR w/fplc. Updated kit w/ss appliances, bfast area, bar. Formal DR. Full bsmt stubbed for 2 BA & 2nd kit. Office, den, hardwd flrs, Triple garage. Freshly Painted thruout. Reduced! $675,000. (Frank/Jess)

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ATTENTION HANDY MEN! Aluminum siding home needs repair but could be a good investment. 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, living rm, kitchen & den. Partial chainlink fenced yard. Off street parking on west side of house. Needs work but sold ‘as is’. $29,900. (Frank)

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MLS #8303235 BEAUTIFUL CA 1886 HISTORIC VICTORIAN STYLE 2 STORY HOME on lrg lot in downtown Greenville. Wrap around front porch, 9’+ ceilings. 13x18 rms. Crown molding. Original heart pine flrs in great condition! Sep DR w/built-in china cabinet. 2 lrg greatrms! Price Reduced to $146,900. (Frank/Jess)

SMOKEY ROAD! Gorgeous Cape Cod on 11.5 acs. 5BR/ 5BA. Huge Great Rm w/stone fplc. Updated kitchen w/all the extras. Stunning in-ground pool. Sep. in-law suite w/kit. 4 Board Fencing. Breathtaking views of 18ac lake. $1,650,000. Up to 315 add’l acres available. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8401653 CUSTOM BUILT DENTAL OFFICE on corner lot. Reception area & waiting room w/ nurses station, covered portico, 4 pvt exam rms, 1 four-person Exam Rm, 1 pvt office w/ pvt BA. 3BA including handicapped access. Kit w/dining area/refrigerator/microwave. $495,000 (Frank)

MLS #8357861 87 ACRES ON TERRELL RD & PERDUE RD IN MERIWETHER! Timber cut in 2016. Some hardwd remain. Stream & possible lakesite. 823’+/- frontage on Terrell Rd & 1214’+/- frontage on Perdue Rd. Currently under CUVA for tax purposes. $1950/per acre. (Frank) +/-

2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to

covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm St. school & downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ COMMERCIAL +/_________________________________________________________ 11.12 WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ or medical complex. $495,000. Frank. _________________________________________________________ 2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, center VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT on corner of Fair & Haynie St. Lays well. Composed of 4 original Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ lots/may be subdividable. Zoned CUN - Urban Neighborhood Commercial District. $55,000. Frank 28 PLATTED BUILDING LOTS in Downtown Hogansville with all utilities. Just $9500 per _________________________________________________________ 509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville city limits. Long rail frontage. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/ac. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________

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6.564+/- ACRES ZONED GENERAL COMMERCIAL. Frontage on I-85, Gordon Road & Hwy. 16. Completely chain link fenced. $1,250,000. Frank (Owner-Agent) _________________________________________________________

MLS #8408297 BRING YOUR BUILDER & BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! Soil Study/Perc test complete. Suitable for conventional septic system. Driveway installed and cleared. 525 ft. of paved road frontage. Mature Pines & hardwoods. Creek alongside back of property. $61,900. (Jess)

MLS #8187572 STUNNING EUROPEAN 1.5 STORY w/ full bsmt on White Oak Golf Course. Spectacular views! 400+/- S/F Deck. Circular driveway. 2 story mstr suite w/loft! Granite c’tops in kitchen & baths. Theatre rm & sunrm w/ wet bar. Price Reduced to $429,900. (Frank/Jess)

MLS #8349485 RARE FIND & OPPORTUNITY IN NORTH NEWNAN! Ideal for residential development. 32+/- Acs w/2 ponds . Extensive road frontage on Hwy 29N & Old Atlanta Hwy. Potential Commercial Development. Near Newnan Country Club & easy I-85 access. Price Reduced to $799,900. (Jess/Frank)

MLS #8371569 WELL BUILT 1960 ERA BRICK RANCH on 21+/- open & wooded acs w/stream. Formal DR. Spacious den. 3 BR/2 BA. 2 year oldCT central RA CONT DERw/utility heat & UN a/c. Carport rm. Partial bsmt. 3 roomy storage bldgs. Great northwest Coweta location. Lots of wildlife. $219,900. (Frank)

MLS #8386058 FANTASTIC RANCH in heart of downtown Newnan! Lrg LR w/f/p & mantle. Sunrm. Sep DR. Modern updated kitchen w/granite ! counters. Deck fenced w/ LDbackyard LD! SO SOoverlooks gorgeous pecan trees and 10x16 storage shed. Heated & cooled bsmt offers large living area. $199,500. (Jess)

MLS #8371013 MODERN OPEN FLOOR PLAN in North Newnan. Large open greatrm w/stone f/p, new hardwd DE flrs & dining area. Kit w/lrg UN R CONTRACT granite island, bfast area, stainless appliances. Lrg secondary BRs. Bonus rm could be 5th BR. Big loft area upstairs. Price Reduced to $349,900. (Jess)

RARE OPPORTUNITY IN DOWNTOWN SENOIA! Excellent location next to Synovus Bank on Hwy 16E with very high traffic count. Close proximity to booming downtown Senoia & Hwy 16/ Hwy 85 intersection. Easy access to Peachtree City & Sharpsburg! $499,900 (Jess/Frank) _________________________________________________________ FOR LEASE – White Oak Professional Center. 1100 sq.ft. to 8100 sq.ft. professional space near White Oak Entrance. $14.50/sq.ft. & up. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874. _________________________________________________________ EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY ON A SPACIOUS COMMERCIAL LOT W/EASY ACCESS TO MILLARD FARMER INDUSTRIAL BLVD, HWY 34E, ASHLEY PARK AND I-85! 1.297+/- Acre lot zoned commercial. $91,900. Jess _________________________________________________________ 1,120+/- S/F COMMERCIAL BUILDING on Hwy 29 south of Newnan. 1 Mile from I-85 at Moreland exit. Four additional outbuildings. $189,900. Frank _________________________________________________________ Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price and terms subject to prior sale and change without notice.


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By Larisa Mitchell

Looking for a FREE night of FUN in downtown Newnan? Look no further. “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” is coming to Newnan’s Greenville Street Park July 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m. “Midsummer,” one of Shakespeare’s most accessible works and a crowd pleaser, may best be described as a romantic comedy. If you’ve never attended a Shakespeare production or even if you have, this will likely be an enjoyable evening outdoors as you take in a little lighthearted theater. Newnan High School Drama Department and Newnan Theater Company alums James Hendley and Madeline Sain are teaming up to bring Shakespeare alive in Newnan with their outfit “Newnan Shakespeare Company,” a.k.a “Newnan Shakes.” Both Hendley and Sain are also college theater majors who have been honing their acting chops with theater companies since graduating. They look forward to bringing their passion for theater and Shakespeare to their hometown. Says Hendley, “Midsummer is a timeless comedy that has wide appeal. It was an obvious choice for our first production.” They encourage attendees to bring a picnic, a chair and if they wish, a jar to catch fireflies! Facebook: Newnan Shakespeare Company and

Downtown Newnan. NewnaNights take place on Thursdays from 6-8 pm. The last two evenings in the series, Thurs, July 13 & Aug. 9, features musical entertainment, food vendors, art and more. Bring a blanket or chairs, but plan to dance the evening away in Greenville Street Park. Downtown businesses will stay open late during the Summer NewnaNights, and feature specials and promotions for shoppers and guests.

S.H.A.S.T. or Southern Artist Studio Tour, returns to Coweta County Sat. & Sun., Nov 10 & 11. Visit local artists in their studios where you’ll see plenty of art on display and for sale. It’s a great way to support local artists. Buy art year round from the S.H.A.S.T. Art for Sale Facebook page. The mission of S.H.A.S.T. is to inspire, educate and promote the arts in our community.

The Newnan-Coweta Yarn Burners, a local storytelling group, reunites to plan events for the fall and to share a few stories. Storytelling is being touted as one most important skills of the 21st century in business and life. Join this group to hone your storytelling craft, hear stories, have fun and meet a few new friends. Meeting is Thurs, July 26, 5:30 p.m. at The Leaf n’ Bean in downtown Newnan. Information on Facebook: Newnan-Coweta Yarn Burners Storytelling

first time classic movies in the comfort of theatre seating and air conditioning! And yes, POPCORN! This year’s remaining summer movies include a double feature, “Frankenstein” and “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.” Check out selections and ticket information at newnantheatre. org. Tickets are only $5 each and will be available online or at the box office. Note: Grand finale July 21 at the Back to the Future/80’s night event. Guests will have access to unlimited play on arcade games, food, and the movie. Dress 80’s style. $25 or FREE for season ticket holders.

2018 Summer Movie Madness is in full swing at Newnan Theatre Company! Movies showing Saturday nights July 14 & 21 at 8 p.m. at the theatre located at 24 First Ave near downtown Newnan. Enjoy revisiting or experiencing for the

Boogie Nights, NewnaNights! Main Street Newnan is hosting a monthly summer music series in

S.H.A.S.T. Art for Sale FB page

David Boyd Jr. of The Boyd Gallery at 14 E. Washington Street is excited to host a pop-up reception in honor of fine art photographer Katheryn Nee on First Friday in August. Nee is known as an urban explorer whose photographs feature haunting images of both urban and rural abandonment. August 3, 6-9 p.m.

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Writer’s Night is coming to the Moreland Hometown Heritage Museum. Local authors T.M. Brown, George Weinstein, Lee St. John and Steve McCondichie will have an informal discussion on the craft of writing. Each author has a unique style and way of interpreting the world. Sat., July 28, 3-5 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

And finally, mark your calendar for the Downtown Newnan Labor Day Arts Festival. Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. More information in the next issue!

After several years in advertising and working as a librarian, Larisa now lives AND works in Newnan. She handles marketing, promoting and organizing artsrelated events, writing and other creative and business endeavors. A lover of rock music, folk art and reading, she’s always on the lookout for what’s next in the arts. She’s an empty nester who loves downtown Newnan and is in awe of the unique and talented people who make up our community. Let Larissa know you enjoy her column <>

Look for more events in The Coweta Shopper, On our Facebook Page and in the next issue of The PAPER “Murder in Coweta County” Events Planned for July 17-18 70 Years after Murder in Coweta County “Behind the Story/Behind the Movie” The Coweta County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and the Newnan Carnegie Library are collaborating to present a two-night event featuring the movie “Murder in Coweta County.” This year marks the 70th anniversary of the murder and 35 years since the movie aired. Dick Atkins, the producer of the CBS made-for-TV movie, will discuss the memories of making the movie in neighboring counties in 1982. The movie was based on the book of the same name written by Margaret Anne Barnes, a local reporter at the time of the Wallace trial. It aired in February of 1983 and starred Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash. Events begin Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. with a

screening of the movie at the Carnegie Library in downtown Newnan. Atkins and Winston Skinner will talk about the movie prior to the screening and then field questions and discuss more after it. Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. a panel discussion is planned in the second floor courtroom in the historic courthouse. Taking part in the discussion with Atkins and moderator, Skinner, will be some relatives of the real people involved in the “murder” events and portrayed in the movie. Among those anticipated to join Atkins on the panel include relatives of the victim, Wilson (aka William) Turner; relatives of Steve Smith (owner of the murder site Sunset Tourist Camp); relatives of Judge Samuel

Boykin; relatives of Meriwether Co. Sheriff Hardy Collier as well as a relative of one of the accused, Henry Mobley, among others. Various memorabilia, including some items once owned by the villain of the movie, Meriwether County resident John Wallace, will be on display at the historic courthouse in Newnan that Wednesday evening. There is no charge for admission for either of the evening events, but reservations are required because of seating limitations. For the first event at the Carnegie, call the Library at 770-683-1347. For the second event at the Historic Courthouse, call the CVB at 770-254-2627.

The perfect location for wedding receptions, fundraisers, business meetings, banquets and trade shows. Come see the hidden gem people are talking about!

Newnan’s Premier Events Venue 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road v Newnan, GA 30265 v 678.673.5494

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Thank you for allowing us to serve you since 1948



Newnan native Lindsey Hand Barron founded Lindsey’s, Inc. in 1948 when he purchased the Austin Appliance Company, holding the Westinghouse Appliance franchise in Newnan. The R.E.A. was just coming into Coweta County, so many people had no electricity, appliances, well pumps or wiring. The demand was great and the supply of good and electrical contractors was limited due to the aftermath of WWII. Starting with one truck and two electricians, the business quickly grew to include not only electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, but furniture and appliances as well as the Pepsi Cola franchise in 13 counties. In 1958, Lindsey’s Inc. moved from LaGrange Street to the building now occupied by the Newnan Times-Herald, Lindsey Barron began selling off the original businesses, focusing on real estate and insurance. The Pepsi Frank H. Barron serves as president and has been with the company since July, 1973, and the primary broker since 1978. Frank graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA degree and a major in Real Estate in 1973. He is a GRI graduate and has served the local Board of Realtors in all capacities including two terms as president and one term as regional vice president of the state association. His 45 years of local real estate experience has guided the company since 1978. He continues to be involved in the community through the Newnan Coweta Board of Realtors, the Newnan Kiwanis Club and the past president of the Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce and the United Way. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Coweta, and has served on the Board of Directors for The Summit YMCA, The Heritage School and as a Trustee of Wesley Woods Foundation in Atlanta. Frank was also named as the Coweta County Citizen of the Year in 2014. He also has been an active Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Newnan. He is an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. Frank is married to the former Vicki Wood of Newnan. Thomas W. “Chip” Barron has been with the company since 1977, co-owner since 1978, and serves as Executive Vice President. Chip has a BA Degree from Emory University plus a Law Degree from Mercer University, and has been a member of the Georgia Bar since 1974. His legal background has proven invaluable in assisting agents in drawing and wording contracts. He is a past president of the local Board of Realtors, and serves on the board of directors and Executive Committee of the Georgia MLS and the advisory board of the local branch of BB&T. Chip is a former multiple term chairman and current deacon at the First Baptist Church of Newnan, and is a former three-term member of the Mercer University Board of Trustees. He is past president of the Newnan Kiwanis Club and the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors, and past chairman of the Board of The Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce, Newnan Hospital, the local American Red Cross and the local United Way. Chip was Realtor of the Year in 1991 and has received the Phoenix Award, the Silver Phoenix Award, plus he will receive the Golden Phoenix Award in 2019. Chip is married to the for-

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and furniture businesses were sold and in 1962, the real estate business relocated to 12 Jackson Street. Later, the insurance business was sold to Glover Insurance Company. In 1973, Frank H. Barron joined his father in the business and in 1977, Thomas W. “Chip” Barron, also joined his father. That same year, Lindsey Barron sold the business to his two sons, with Frank becoming principal broker and president and Chip being named executive vice president and associate broker. Tom Barron, Chip’s son, and Jess Barron, Frank’s son, have joined the firm, making it a locally owned and operated third generation, family business spanning 70 years.

mer Margaret MacLennan of Charleston, S.C. and has three children and seven grandchildren. Tom Barron is a third generation member of the Lindsey’s team and graduate of Newnan High School and Mercer University. Tom got his start with commercial real estate firm NAI Brannen Goddard in Atlanta in 2001 and was a million dollar producer. Tom is a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS), and member of the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR). He has served as Past President of the Newnan/Coweta Board of Realtors (2012), as well as Habitat of Humanity and Keep Newnan Beautiful boards. He is married to the former Kristin Langley of Macon and they have two daughters, Margaret Gail and MacKenzie, and son, Will. Tom is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Newnan and an avid UGA fan. Jess Barron was born and raised in Newnan and is a third generation realtor. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a BSBA in Finance. He also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina. Jess has been a licensed realtor since age 20. At age 23, he earned his broker’s license from Barney Fletcher Real Estate School in Atlanta. Jess stays in touch with the latest real estate news and recent trends through continuing education courses. He is a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS). He is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR), Georgia Multiple Listing Service and Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors (2018 President). Jess is a Life Member of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club (Youngest Life Member). He has served as Treasurer for the Coweta Community Foundation as well as a Board Member for Chattahoochee Now. Jess attends Southside Church and First Baptist Church of Newnan. In 2015, Jess was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award for the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors. Jess was also awarded the 2014 Best of Trulia Top Agent Award (Given to the Top 1% of all agents on Trulia). Jess married the former Meredith Rich, of Peachtree City, in May of 2016 at Hilton Head Island. Jess is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling during his free time.

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Frank Barron - Broker 770.231.9535

Allie Mejia 678.787.1656

Chip Barron 770.301.6843

Alyson Atkins 770.301.8028

Angie Hogsed 678.472.8384

Tom Barron 404.936.7422

Bud Freeburg 770.328.5204

Jess Barron 678.857.9350

Cam Carden 404.925.5599

Carol Holden 678.641.3905

Dawn Sosby 678.469.7722

Don Phillips 770.301.4801

Ed Ball 404.514.5149

Jodie Shepard 678.953.2694

Kayla Mejia 678.877.9008

Kim Ivery 770.560.6008

Linda Mitchell 770.328.9488

Magda Gomez 770.906.3425

Marshall Ashford 678.478.4188

Mary Parker 352.225.3207

Mike Barber 404.867.9848

Riese Carden 404.557.2162

Robert Hinely 678.877.5874

Sandra Daras 770.301.6799

Sheila Jenkins 404.456.5913

Steve Gibson 678.877.0476

The Staff … Emily Hinely, Donna Massey, Dianne Ferrell (Office Manager) and Mary Harris (Bookkeeper)

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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … Bobby Welch, executive director of The Rutledge Center, announced his retirement. The timing was perfect as the center for disabled youth and adults celebrated its 50th anniversary. Welch was executive director from 1998 until June 1.

phone, text, email, etc. You can use Bluetooth or other hands-free ways to make calls or listen to music. Just don’t pick up the phone - literally.

Debby Volk, clerk for the city of Senoia, was named Georgia Municipal Association Clerk of the Year.


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The Coweta County Board of Education approved a $209 million budget for fiscal 2019. The budget includes a 1 percent raise for school system employees. No tax increase is anticipated.


Christian City has launched the Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program to provide private and public foster care, foster-to-adoption and public adoption for children within a 50-mile radius of their location, which is just south of HartsfieldJackson Atlanta International Airport. The program is designed to help children from newborns to the age of 21 years find a loving home.


The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for Small Business of the Year. They are: Lauren Bollinger of Cleaning With a Cause, Newnan; Ellie White-Stephens of Dirt1X, Sharpsburg; Cecelia Hilton of Fine Lines Art & Framing, Newnan; Maridee Wise of Goldens on the Square, Newnan; Michael Durand of J&M Pool Services, LLC, Senoia; Ryan Gates of Knox Pest Control Inc., Columbus; Gene Quick of MidGeorgia Garage Doors, Inc., Newnan; Ryan Smith of Monster Tree Service, Newnan; Tim Smith of, Newnan; Susan Erwin of The Lighting Studio, Senoia


With the closing of all US Toys ‘R’ Us stores, mascot Geoffrey is headed for the unemployment line. But not so fast: The San Antonio Zoo wants the defunct toy chain to shift its famous giraffe to a new gig, that of conservation ambassador for, well, giraffes. As CNN reports, the zoo wants Toys ‘R’ Us to donate the rights to Geoffrey so that he can use his celebrity to preserve the fewer than 100,000 of his flesh-and-blood brethren left on the planet.


Water is a beverage where the flavor is based on temperature


New stores moving into downtown Newnan. The Cookie Barr has opened at 8 East Washington. And Sea Glass Therapy had a grand opening at their new location at 18 Perry Street.


Squirrels are basically rat hardware running on monkey software.


The Hands-Free driving law is, if you are reading this after July 1, now in effect. You can’t hold your


An actor’s job is to convince you they are not an actor. Four Coweta County School System employees were honored as 2018 “Leaders of the Year” in recognition of their contributions to their schools. Newnan High School Principal Chase Puckett was chosen as Principal of the Year. Jefferson Parkway Assistant Principal Rebecca Minerd was chosen Assistant Principal of the Year. Student Services Director Evan Horton was chosen Central Office Administrator of the Year. Coweta County School System HVAC Technician Steve Addison was the recipient of the 2018 “Robert Lee Leadership Award”. Addison is a 27-year employee of the school system.


Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager was nominated by President Trump to become U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia. Yeager has been sheriff in Coweta since 1993. The marshal’s service is the law enforcement arm of the federal court system.


Having someone throw a cup of hot coffee at you will wake you up faster than just drinking a cup.


Coweta County School System Bus Technicians Jamie Cash and Tim Thrower tied for first place in the West Georgia RESA regional School Bus Technicians Competition this spring, sending both to state competitions. “We’re very proud of Jamie and Tim. This is a great honor,” said Coweta County School System Transportation Director Judy Gresham.



The world’s first “Bond girl” has passed away at the age of 90, Variety reports. Eunice Gayson played Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love.


The Coweta County Board of Education has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) as a 2018 Exemplary School Board. The Coweta County board was among only 35 Georgia school boards out of 180 to meet the requirements for the GSBA distinction this year. This GSBA Board Recognition Program requires a higher level of commitment from school boards and individual members. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform based on governance standards which challenges boards, but creates a culture of success for students and communities.


“Dammit I’m mad” spelled backwards is “Dammit I’m mad.”


Northgate graduate Arthi Shankar and rising senior Ashley Dombrowski took first place in the Anatomy category of this year’s Georgia Science Olympiad, held at Emory University. Shankar and Dombrowsky (then a senior and junior) beat out 40 competing teams in the subject competition to come in first.


Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors is celebrating its 70th anniversary of doing business in Coweta County. Congratulations on this milestone!


Look for Med Afford to open soon in downtown Grantville.


Drawing trees with a pencil is somewhat morbid.


At Home, a major home decor retail store, is moving into the former Gander Mountain location at 361 Newnan Crossing Bypass.

Taco Bell is planning another location. This one will be located at the intersection of Lower Fayetteville Road at Newnan Crossing Boulevard.

BBQ Kitchen has opened up at the old Casaburgers location in front of the University of West Georgia Newnan campus

Smart phones are probably responsible for reducing graffiti in bathroom stalls.

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And the last of the Mohicans, er, the last of the Munchkins, has also passed. Jerry Maren died recently at the age of 98.


Yamaha Motors is celebrating 30 years of manufacturing at its location here in Newnan. The plant has made more than 3.5 million vehicles ranging from golf cars to ATVs.


No free lunch. Lunch prices are going up five cents throughout the Coweta County School System - $2.80 for elementary students and $3.95 for middle and high schoolers.

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Newnan Music Center will be closing July 14. Owner Joel Dover said he’s decided to go back into full time ministry.


First day of school is Friday, Aug. 3. You can hear the collective wails of parents throughout the county.


A Starbucks/Chipotle Mexica Grill is under construction at 1200 Bullsboro Drive, next to Kohl’s.


If you built a Chick-fil-A in the middle of nowhere, a town would move to it.

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Marinated Grilled Flank Steak For Tex-Mex A flank steak probably isn’t as well known as a ribeye, filet mignon, New York strip, or Cheyenne t-bone. Okay, I made the last one up. Anyway, flank is not that expensive and is the perfect meat to grill for fajitas and tacos, Korean bulgogi or even a stir fry. Word to the wise: flank steak can be tough because of all the muscle fibers so there are two rules to follow: First, make sure you marinate the meat at least a couple of hours. Second, make sure you cut the meat perpendicular to the grain. It’s easy to tell because those muscle fibers are in lines and go straight across the meat. Just cut perpendicular to that, roughly ¼ inch size strips. You can make all types of marinades based on what you want. For bulgogi, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic and sugar is pretty much all we use. Here’s a marinade for grill flank steak great for fajitas or tacos: 4-6 pound flank steak 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup spicy mustard 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic 3 tablespoons taco/fajita seasoning or cayenne pepper for more heat 2 chopped scallions/green onions So here’s the hard part: Mix all the ingredients - except the steak - in a large bowl. Next, put the steak in the bowl and saturate it in the marinade. We usually put the steak in a large plastic storage bag along with all the marinade, letting it gel for a couple of hours or so.

This is best grilled on a hot grill, but a hot cast iron skillet will work just as well. Just make sure it’s high heat, this is not a meat you want to slow cook. Every grill is different so I’m not going to give you how many minutes a side. What you want is medium rare and pull the steak off around 130 degrees. Make sure and let the meat rest for 10 minutes or so to get all the juices back where they belong. Then, slice perpendicular to the grain in about ¼-strips and enjoy.

(John A. Winters is publisher of The Paper. You can usually find him, the Little Black Dress and the SONS of Thunder hanging out in the kitchen or by a fire pit.)

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Local Theatre

Around Downtown Main Street Newnan

6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 Newnan Shakespeare in the Park July 27 and 28 7:30-8:30 p.m. A free professional production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show will last about an hour in the Greenville Street Park. A perfect way to spend the last few days of summer with family and friends while also supporting the arts in the community. Market Day Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month. Market favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, children’s clothing, hand-woven baskets, leather products, fresh baked goods, handcrafted furniture, birdhouses, wood-art, fiberart, wreaths, floral design, and much more! Summer NewnaNights Thursday, August 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Each event will take place in the Greenville Street Park. The Greenville Street Park will also be filled with various festivities and vendor booths.. Downtown businesses will stay open late during the Summer NewnaNights, and feature specials and promotions for shoppers and guests. _______________________________

University of West Georgia, Newnan campus Click on the link to see the university’s continuing education opportunities: _______________________________

McRitchie-Hollie Museum 75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207 _______________________________ _______________________________ Check Out Senoia Downtown Development Authority _______________________________

The Carnegie Library

1 LaGrange Street, Newnan • 770.683.1347 The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations, with a non-circulating reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives.


Check Out Coweta County Calendar of Events


Local Theatre

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck August 16-19, 23-26 Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. _______________________________

Centre for Performing & Visual Arts 1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 • 770.254.2787 Superintendent’s Theatre Arts Resource presents Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical July 26, 27, 28 One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. _______________________________

Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 770-463-1110 Peter Pan • May 31 - August 26 Get ready to sail to the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning and go on a magical adventure with the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan! After defeating Captain Hook and taking over his ship, we join Peter deep in the forests of Neverland where he lives it up with his band of Lost Boys. However, it seems like the party might be coming to an end as the Lost Boys yearn for home. And with the return of Peter’s nemesis, Hook, seeking revenge, Peter is faced with his greatest battle yet.

& The Titanic - The Musical July 11 - August 12 An ensemble cast of 40 Playhouse favorites and Atlanta all-stars will board a three-story structure representing the largest and fastest ship of its time: Titanic, constructed in the middle of a lake which will be submerged nightly. Honor will be paid to those who boarded this ill-fated voyage as we celebrate their stories of hope, heartbreak, and strength. Godspeed Titanic, Sail On! _______________________________

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140 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www. chastainpark amphitheatre/ Indigo Girls July 19, 8 p.m. Boy Georgia, B-52’s, Thompson Twins July 22, 7 p.m. Counting Crows July 29, 6:30 p.m. Lauryn Hill Aug. 3, 6 p.m. Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Wang Chung, Berlin Aug. 5 Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, The Cult Aug. 7

Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-631-0630 Creedence Clearwater Revival Aug. 3, 8 p.m.


Eye Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt Saturday July 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your camera and take a look around our park for items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Stop by the office to get your list before you start your journey. Event is free to all guests. $5 parking. Also: July 21 and July 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Owl Pellet Program Saturday, July 14, noon - 1 p.m. Learn about owls and dissect your own owl pellet to investigate your findings. $5 plus $5 parking. Archery at the Park Saturday, July 21, 1-4 p.m. We provide basic instruction and archery equipment. Archery field is located behind the Day Use comfort station. No experience necessary; beginners welcome. $8 plus $5 parking. Bald Eagle Program Saturday, July 28, 1-2 p.m. Join our naturalist to learn about the bald eagles we have here at the park. This short hike will lead us to the eagle nest. $3 plus $5 parking. _______________________________

Fri., July 13 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:35 p.m. Sat., July 14 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4:10 p.m. Sun., July 15 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 1:35 p.m. Thurs., July 26 vs. L.A. Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Fri., July 27 vs. L.A. Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Sat., July 28 vs. L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Sun., July 29 vs. L.A. Dodgers, 1:35 p.m. Mon., July 30 vs. Miami Marlins, 7:35 p.m. Tues., July 31 vs. Miami Marlins, 7:35 p.m. Wed., August 1 vs. Miami Marlins, 7:35 p.m. Fri., August 10 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:35 p.m. Sat., August 11 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m. Sun., August 12 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:35 p.m. Ticket Prices range from $8 – $95 For info, call 404-522-7630 or visit: ______________________________ SOCCER

ATLANTA UNITED FC Saturday, July 21 vs. D.C. United, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15 vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21 vs. D.C. United, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 4 vs. Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Sunday, August 19 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 4 p.m.

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Thursday, July 19 vs. N.Y. Liberty, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22 vs. Seattle Storm, 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 vs. Washington Mystics, 7 p.m. Friday, August 3 vs. Chicago Sky, 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 7 vs. Las Vegas Aces, 7 p.m.

Night of the Living Dead •July 27

Thursday, August 9 vs. L.A. Sparks, 7 p.m.

Peachtree City Night Market at Drake Field

Iron Man • July 28 Funny Girl • Aug. 2 Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342


All Home Games played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra • July 26 Carmike 10   87 Newnan Station Dr. Newnan 770.252.8110 https://www.carmike. com/ga/carmike10-newnan-ga

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Saturdays, July 14 and August 11, 6 to 11 p.m. This event is intended for those 18 and older – no special children’s activities are provided. Note: Golf cart recommended.

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Saturday, August 11 vs. Dallas Wings, 2 p.m. All Home Games played in McCamish Pavilion at Georgia Tech. Ticket prices $22 to $85. For info, call 1-877-977-7729 or visit ______________________________ NFL FOOTBALL

ATLANTA FALCONS Friday, August 17 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 7 p.m. (Pre-season)

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INTERVIEW with John Daviston

Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did. I am husband, father, Believer, business owner and friend who’s trying my best every day to get each one right. I grew up in the funeral business working for my father at McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory. Working and owning the business with my father, Terry Daviston, has been one of the greatest blessings of my life.

band of musicians who played purely for the love of music and not for commercial profit. Warren Buffett because of his simple-minded approach to investing. He doesn’t invest in businesses as much as he invests in the people running the business. Mr. Buffett has a talent of finding the best people and empowering them to make a difference. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream.

Best piece of business advice you’ve received. Treat others not the way you want to be treated but how you want your children to be treated. That is a much higher threshold and I have always remembered that. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s the garbage man or the congressman - both should be treated with the same dignity and respect. If I had it to do over … I would have never started shaving and at 43 years old I would have an incredible beard. In all seriousness, I probably wouldn’t have changed my major from Finance while at Auburn University.

I’ve always had the dream of my family living in another country for the summer. I want my children to realize the world is full of interesting people and cultures. If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … I can’t readily imagine doing anything other than being a funeral director and helping families navigate through some of the most difficult days of their lives. If I were to do something else, it would have to be another job where I get to work face to face with the people I get to help.

I would tell my younger self that when someone gives you two options and one of them is “OR ELSE” that you shouldn’t always choose the “or else” option.


Your go-to food. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

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This is a tough question because I am a people person. The three albums would be: the Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden from September 14, 1991, Widespread Panic live at Beard Eaves Coliseum from February 18, 1994, and the Beatles White Album.

Favorite movies(s).

The three books: The Bible, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, and Walden by Thoreau. Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know That I am a big fan of the band the Grateful Dead. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why. I would say that I would invite Jesus, my late grandfather, Ed Daviston, my father, Terry Daviston, Jerry Garcia, and Warren Buffett. Jesus - because His insights changed the world. My grandfather because he was a coal miner who worked incredibly hard for the benefit of his family. My father, Terry Daviston, because he has achieved the American dream from growing up in a home with no indoor plumbing to owning his own business. Jerry Garcia because he led a

A River Runs Through it. Dogs or cats? Dogs - which is a good thing because my wife loves dogs and has come home with several. We currently have three dogs. Your favorite quote and why. “You get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” Robert Hunter. This is my favorite quote because it articulates that perspective is important. Perspective is everything even in troubled times there’s always something to be thankful for and be positive about. Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished. I’m extremely glad I got married. Marrying my wife is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own.

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Mr. Personality

Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador

July, the month of flags, fireworks and BBQs. Yes, you shall find me around the Courthouse Square on the Fourth bright and early. I want to converse with everyone as we wait for the parade. The treasure of the month for the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret in all of Georgia, is the Hug Box, located on 13 West Washington St. Vicki Sanders is the chief hug officer and creator. She has special gift boxes should you want to send someone a hug in a box. There are lots to choose from. Call 404-5944841. Open Tues-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vicki has many talents such as 25 years experience in graphic design and so much more. Be sure to tell Vicki Mr. Personality sent you. I love the storybook animals around the Square. I am breaking out my sunglasses as they are all so bright and very colorful. They are making Mr. Personality look quite subdued in contrast. I may need to get Mrs. Bette Hickman to paint me from head to toe in order to compete as I would hate to be out-dressed by a pig. One Divine Design is giving out free Free Hug t-shirts each Wednesday. For more details check out their Facebook Page on how to win a free Free Hugs t-shirt. Remember to turn in to WQEE 99.1 FM at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday for my Newnan’s Goodwill Ambassador radio show in which I pretty much do on the

air what I do on paper in my column of the same name. Be sure to call 678673-6318 if you have any questions or comments for me and I shall answer them over the air. I am also looking for people to interview on the air. Should you want to be interviewed about what you do around the Square, come see me or Ryan ONeal to make that happen. Last week during my show a caller asked what is Mr. Personality’s favorite music and the answer to that is classical music as I feel it heals my mind, body and spirit and blocks out the negative forces of the world. Classical music I feel, is the music of Heaven and I am in Heaven when I listen to it. In fact, I go to sleep by it. On Saturday, June 9, I was invited to a wild party at Michael and Larisa Scott’s to celebrate their getting married a couple of weeks before. It had a good time, good food, good cake and heard good music. I left early though to avoid the naked lady jumping out of the giant cake. Newnan, each and every day since I moved here in 2013, has been one amazing spiritual adventure after another. I can hardly wait until tomorrow. Thank you! Until next month, love Mr. Personality.

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If we take my four kids out of the mix – and they wouldn’t want to go to a dinner party anyway – I would invite: my husband [I always want him by my side], Drew Barrymore [she is one of my favorite actresses and people that I don’t know], Freddie Mercury [what an extreme talent and passion for music! Probably the best voice that has ever graced this planet], P!nk [she’s unique, spunky and amazing] and Jason Momoa [do I really need to explain this one?!]. I would also have to cheat and invite Kim Melhouse-Guerra for several reasons: she’s my best friend, doubles as my party planner, and Jason Momoa would need a date. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream. Travel several times a year to new and exciting places. This year has been the best year of travel yet but so much more to come! If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be …

Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did. I work with a super talented team as the Sales and Operations Manager for Progressive Heating and Air here in Newnan. Best piece of business advice you’ve received. If it was easy, everyone would do it. If I had it to do over … I would have skipped living in Fayette County for years and moved straight to Coweta! Absolutely love our community and the people in it. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? Music: The Best of Journey, No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom and Jimmy Buffet – Songs You Know By Heart. I could go on and on as I love all kinds of music, from all genres and times. Books: People Can’t Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give Them the Keys by Mike Bechtle, The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. I like memoirs like Glass Castle and the Flowers in the Attic fiction series – but once I read those I’m good for a few years. Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know. I grew up in a military family, moving from California to Seattle to Illinois, and on and on. When we finally settled in Wisconsin [where I call home], my dad decided he would move us in the middle of my senior year to Florida. There I got in a severe car accident and missed the other half of my senior year but still managed to graduate on time. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why.

A psychologist. I have wanted to be a psychologist since I was in 8th grade and entered a contest where I played my trumpet with the MASH theme song [it was the only thing I could think of that had anything to do with medicine]. Going to school with young kids, it wasn’t possible for me to put the unpaid internships in so I adjusted my sails and moved right along. Your go-to food. My favorite food of all time is pizza. However, it’s not possible to eat that all the time – so salmon is a close second and I can have that guilt-free. Favorite movies(s). The Rocky series! My guilty secret is that I LOVE Sylvester Stallone. Dogs or cats? We have both but I am mildly allergic, so I have to keep an arm’s length. As long as we have a clean house, I’m good to go! Your favorite quote and why. So many but this one sticks out to me today: “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” –John Wooden Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished. I am so glad I went back to college after having children at a very young age. My husband was instrumental and all but pushed me out the door. He encouraged me when I had enough and took the brunt of responsibilities with our kids more than I could have ever expected. Thanks to him, I was able to not only get a Bachelor’s in Psychology, but a Master’s in Business Administration. What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own. Just breathe! It will be ok. Life is exactly what you make of it. Carry on with a smile and enjoy the journey.


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from the Loft RETIREMENT. That elusive goal that everybody has for thirty or more years. No more early mornings, no more aggravating co-workers, no more lost weekends or late nights and no more dressing up in fancy clothes or working outside no matter the weather conditions. Every stress you ever had just magically melts away into RETIREMENT. Well I’ve tried it … twice. I HATED IT! When I was growing up in South Georgia I remember my grandparents and all their woes. The kidney stones, the gall bladder attacks, the cataracts, arthritis, rheumatism and just plain nerves. I now know that they were only 60 years old. Just to set the record straight, they lived in a house that had 2 air conditioned rooms, they drank the most popular soft drink of the time every morning at 10 sharp with salted peanuts in the bottle, their big meal was lunch which consisted of salt fat back and some other meat, vegetables boiled in bacon grease, sweet tea that resembled syrup and a selection of pies and cakes. A gall bladder is a very small organ and it can only take so much abuse before that sucker is gonna go kaput. My point is, I grew up thinking 60 was elderly and that if you lived to retire you’d only have a couple of years at best. Man oh man, aren’t we lucky how things have changed? We still have our share of issues but for the most part we are much happier and healthier than we were just a few decades ago. Our life expectancy is substantially longer and our lifestyle is, for the most part, healthier. I keep telling myself that 60 is the new 40 and that fat looks good tan.

to work for the airline. After five years of slinging peanuts, they suggested I move to Detroit. I suggested I not do that which resulted in, guess what? … RETIREMENT. A few months at home were a welcome break from the rigors of work, but after the holidays I thought I was going to go stir crazy. So when I had the opportunity to get back in the aviation business at my age, I jumped on it. I mean when your body tells you that you are the new 40, your tan line proves that your imperfections are disguised and your brain has convinced you that you are still smart you, just have to go with it. SENILITY, my next topic.

(Jim Coleman is twice retired as a financial advisor and flight attendant. A theatre geek, musician, arts administrator and preservationist, he lived a relatively obscure life until he crossed paths with Corby Winters. Jim chose Newnan as his new forever home five years ago and is dedicated to making our community the best it can be.)

When I retired the first time I decided to take a lower stress “community leadership “ position. It wasn’t long before I was surrounded by more clowns than Ringling Brothers, but that’s another column. That brought me to Newnan luckily




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The Film Fix with Jonathan W. Hickman (Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting

Streaming Selects:

Binge … Orange is the New Black (July 27) - It is hard to believe that this ground-breaking women in prison series is now entering its 6th season. This story picks up following the riot that concluded season 5. The teaser clip that dropped online last month showed the destroyed remains of the prison cafeteria. Out the window, we see a inmate bus driving away, and the words “to the max” slide onto the screen. I suspect that the minimum security confines that marked the setting of the first 5 seasons are about to give way to something much more secure. Movie … The Boondocks Saints (July 1) - Writer/ director Troy Duffy made a little bit of history when he sold the “Boondocks” script to Miramax with a deal in which Harvey Weinstein agreed to buy him the Boston bar that he worked in. But as chronicled in the hard-to-watch documentary “Overnight,” Duffy imploded and the deal was seemingly lost. Thankfully, another production company picked it up and Duffy was able to realize his vision. The result is a thoroughly entertaining b-movie action film containing an extremely unique Willem Dafoe performance. The story has two Irish brothers (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) battling criminal forces with God on their side. Avoid … Stealth (July 1) - This 2005 Rob Cohen directed misfire came on the heels of his early success with the original “The Fast and the Furious” film and “XXX.” Charting just a 13 percent rotten rating on the review website RottenTomatoes, “Stealth” has Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, and Jamie Foxx attempting to take down a drone that could bring about nuclear war.

Binge … Jaws series - The first one is a classic. The second an okay extension of the Brody family nightmare. And the third and fourth? Well, completists will have to binge all four (yes, they made 4 of them) “Jaws” movies even if the absolutely ridiculous “Jaws 3” can’t be watched with the original benefit of 3D. Movie … The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (July 1) - This is a guilty pleasure for me. I can’t wait to share this with my kids, who will likely lose their faith me after seeing this impossibly geeky and goofy film from my 1980s past. The story centers on adventurer, brain surgeon, and rock musician Banzai (Peter Weller) and his gang of misfit mercenar-

ies who have to stop alien invaders. It’s campy fun, and ironically directed by W.D. Richter, who wrote the screenplay for “Stealth.” Avoid … American Psycho II: All American Girl (July 1) - Few would argue that Mila Kunis isn’t a great example of what an all-American girl looks like, but this is poorly conceived sequel to the excellent 2000 film starring Christian Bale. And it’s anything but an artful continuation of the Bret Easton Ellis material. Note that Ellis’ name is nowhere near this story in which Kunis plays Rachael, a college student with a taste for murder. William Shatner is, also, regrettably on board.

Binge … Kitchen Nightmares Chef Gordon Ramsay’s show devoted to helping struggling restaurants is addictive. Ramsay is never at a loss for words, many of them the four-letter variety, as he attacks failing eateries and puts them on a path to possible success. With numerous series available, the Ramsay brand is always reinventing itself, and “Kitchen Nightmares” is a good entry into his tasty world. Movie … Hustle & Flow (July 1) - Years before actor Terrence Howard ran “Empire,” and Anthony Anderson charmed viewers with the funny and provocative “Black-ish,” the two starred in Craig Brewer’s Memphis set story of a pimp (played by Howard) looking to break into the rap game. The film won the Oscar for its theme song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.” Avoid … Sahara (July 1) - It’s not that this adaptation of the bestselling Clive Cussler novel series was really, really that awful, it’s that it cost something like $130 million to make and flopped famously. Okay, it isn’t a good film. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Penélope Cruz, the story is nonsense about an explorer searching for a lost Civil War battleship while running afoul of a ruthless dictator. There are many other options available, so, watch something else.

HBO: Westworld - - Now that the final episode of season 2 has premiered, I can safely say that I’m still very much confused. Ending with a flurry of narrative threads that appear to be taking place in both the virtual and the “real” world much was revealed. But the extended concluding episode hardly was able to bring everything together neatly. I suspect that the next season of this expensive gamble for HBO will need to get much more concrete in order to retain its already questioning fanbase. Luckily, the premium cabler drops “Sharp Objects” on July 8. That limited series starring Amy Adams is already getting great buzz and may temporarily satiate subscribers.

Arthouse Corner: Sorry to Bother You (July 6) When down-on-his-luck Cassius Green (“Atlanta’s” Lakeith Standfield) decides to take a job as a telemarketer, he realizes that he’s got a hidden gift—he has access to a “white” voice. By unlocking this freakish, new talent, he’s able to sell almost anything to anyone with merely a phone call. Set in what appears to be a parallel universe, the world of “Sorry to Bother You” resembles something from the Mike Judge school—think of the opening sequence from “Idiocracy.” And this means that we get exaggerated racial and economic divides. Of course, in reality, these divides, while humorous and satirical, contain nuggets of undeniable truth. And the hip setup teases laughs without preparing you for the nightmarish concluding act. Warning, “Sorry to Bother You” is a very blunt message movie that will hit some viewers right between the eyes and, at the same time, angrily frustrate equal parts of its audience. What starts as a clever comedy involving a guy who discovers an edgy superpower, becomes a crazed science fiction film reminiscent of indie cult oddities like Alex Cox’ “Repo Man.” It’s all very exciting, at least to me, and I’ll bet that I’m not alone.

Theatrical Teaser: Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6) Bringing the glee back to the MCU, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is light, funny, family entertainment. Picking up following the events covered in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang aka AntMan (Paul Rudd) has been cooling his heels on house arrest, due to breaking the law and joining the superhero renegades in Germany. Lang is a good guy, despite his larcenist past. And he desperately wants to play by the rules and be able to visit with his daughter outside the confines of his San Francisco residence. Meanwhile, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) have been carefully constructing a new lab in which to explore the quantum realm. But threatening to stop their efforts is a host of characters including a phaseshifting villain named Ghost (Hannah JohnKamen). Showcasing Marvel’s funny, family-friendly side, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is just fine. And given the heavy narrative that played out in “Infinity War,” it’s a tiny reprieve from all the death and destruction.


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Tax-Free Exchange for Dummies You probably have heard of tax-free exchanges or maybe you have completed one yourself. If you are a real estate investor and you are not using 1031 Tax-free exchanges, you certainly should be. With a 1031 exchange, you are able to defer paying taxes on the sale of a property. If you reinvest the proceeds in a new property, this is considered an “exchange” rather than a sale. This will allow you to avoid a large capital gains tax. The legislation and “rules” for tax-free exchanges are constantly changing so it is important to stay up to date with the latest changes. As it stands now, both properties involved must be investment properties, whether you intend to lease the new property or flip the home for profit. For example, you cannot sell an investment home, then put the profit into a property that you intend to live in yourself, and avoid taxes. Also, the home or property you are buying must be equal to or worth more than the property you just sold. There are several rules to follow when completing a 1031 exchange. As you might expect with government and taxes, it is a complicated process. Once you decide to do a tax-free exchange, the proceeds from the sale of the first property will be held in an escrow account by an independent third party. You cannot access this money until you close on a new property. Forty-five days is the amount of time you have to identify a new property, once the first home closes. Once you find the property, you have another 180 days to complete the purchase. Real Estate transactions are fluid and often complicated. Properties do not always close on time, or sometimes, close at all. Due to this unpredictability, many investors choose more than one property to buy to hedge themselves should one not close. There are several rules involved with

this and I will not bore you with the details. More information can be found on and Realtor. com With the local real estate market growing stronger and stronger by the day, it might be a good time for you to invest. I hope this article will provide you with the ability to save some money. If you are already investing, I hope this article will improve your bottom line. (Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President of the NewnanCoweta Board of Realtors.)

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Lagers Lagers are brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast and generally feature a lower ABV and lighter color than ales. Examples of American lagers include Budweiser and Coors, though many craft brewers also produce lagers. Dark lagers are malty and smooth, and such beers typically have a higher ABV than more traditional lagers. Craft breweries produce a variety of styles of beer, and those new to the craft beer scene should know that many craft breweries produce their own ales, stouts, porters, and lagers. When visiting a craft brewery for the first time, men and women may want to order a flight, which is a selection of the various beers brewed by a particular brewer, with each beer typically served in a four-ounce glass. Doing so allows beer drinkers to sample various beers and find the style that suits them best.


Deal Finder: Senior Discounts available at local retailers By LaTina Emerson, Deal Finder Getting older can have its benefits, such as getting senior discounts. Seniors can use their age to their advantage and save on clothing, movie tickets, cell phone plans and more. Here are some local businesses that offer senior discounts, but seniors shouldn’t be afraid to ask about deals at places they visit frequently. RETAIL STORES • Ross: On Tuesdays, shoppers who are 55 and older get a 10 percent discount at Ross. • Kohl’s: Each Wednesday, Kohl’s offers a 15 percent discount, in store only, for customers age 60 and older. Seniors must present identification to verify their age. The senior discount can’t be used in combination with other percent-off discounts. Dollar-off discounts, such as Kohl’s Cash coupons, Yes2You Rewards and promotional gifts, will be applied prior to percent-off total purchase discounts and coupons. The offer is not valid on several categories and brands of merchandise. For more information, visit • Belk: Starting July 10, Belk will start a new discount day for seniors, military and teachers every Tuesday. Customers 55 and older will receive 20

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